Youth Worker (Full time)
We are on the hunt for someone who has a passion for working with youth with complex needs, an ability to mentor through change and challenges, an understanding of Strength Based/Solution Focused practice, and commitment to ongoing collaboration with families/whanau.
This role will sit within the Youth Services team at the YMCA and will provide one to one and group-based support and guidance to young people that assists them to develop the skills and competencies needed to enjoy a fulfilling adult life.
This is a full time (40 hours per week) role, with flexibility required regarding hours of work to provide support to referred young people according to their individual plans.
To be successful in this role, you are required at minimum to have a relevant tertiary qualification in education, social services, health or other relevant discipline. We also require evidence of experience working with young people in a holistic capacity ideally including supporting the setting and review of goals. A full clean New Zealand driver’s license is also essential.
OSCAR Coaches (Casual)
Do you have experience working with young people? Do you love leading a range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep children engaged and interested? Do you have a knack for managing groups of young people to bring out the best in them?
OSCAR or Out of School Care provides before school, after school and holiday programmes for primary school aged children in Invercargill. The purpose of the OSCAR Coach role is to provide quality childcare that is engaging and provides an enjoyable experience for all young people who are part of the service. Key roles and responsibilites include delivering specific programme and activities to meet children’s needs while complying with YMCA policies and procedures; supervising children at all times, working closely with other staff to engage them in an enriching programme; and ensuring that facilities used are clean and tidy. The OSCAR Coach plays an important role in enabling young people in our care to experience a safe, fun and happy environment. It is vital that people in this job ensure the YMCA values and purpose as an organisation is brought to life in the experience we provide to young people.
Mates and Dates Facilitators (Casual)
The ACC Mates & Dates programme is a healthy relationships programme delivered to secondary school students. It’s designed to help prevent sexual and dating violence by teaching young people relationship skills and behaviours to carry with them throughout their lives. It’s about all kinds of relationships, including friends and family. We are on the hunt for enthusiastic and engaging presenters to lead discussions in alignment with the ACC Mates and Dates programme content. These are casual roles delivered during school hours and will depend on school timetabling and availability. All training will be provided including a 3 day facilitator training where overnight travel will be required outside of the region.
Please note that our contract with ACC requires us to have both male and female facilitators. We are currently recruiting for male facilitators.